Finally, after eight years of the anti-worker Berry administration, we have a champion for workers as Mayor of Albuquerque.
AFSCME and CWA filed the lawsuit against the State after the State Personnel Office stated state employees may not have time to vote without penalty, in direct conflict of the municipal code and state rules act. In his decision delivered this morning, Judge Thompson cited several court cases upholding the fundamental democratic right to vote, as there is “no right more precious” than the right to vote.
Arbitrator orders Grievant made whole, and all discipline removed from file
message from Connie Derr - take a few moments to hear from some of your fellow union members as they talk about the value of your union, AFSCME.

AFSCME never stops working to win better jobs, safer conditions, respect, dignity, and RIGHTS at work. 

Sandoval County commissioners Jay Block and David Heil believe that it’s okay to waste your tax dollars. That’s why they have proposed a so-called right to work ordinance that will only benefit big, out of state corporations. Be at the Sandoval Commission meeting Thursday, 10/19 by 4:30 PM to be sure and get a seat. 1500 Idalia Road, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

Bold Call to Action for AFSCME 2017 Convention

The AFSCME Council 18 convention wrapped up Saturday, August 26th. Over 100 delegates convened to elect a new executive board, hear from national and local leaders, and harness a clear, stronger vision for direct member mobilization in 2017 and beyond.

As Printed in NM Political Report - Community Voices

In New Mexico and across the country, Americans are working longer hours for less money and fewer benefits. All the while, a handful of CEOs and the very rich have seen their salaries and wealth skyrocket. Regressive tax codes across America help the wealthy increase their treasure while avoiding paying their fair share in taxes.

This is not by accident.

Please speak out in solidarity with 193 of your fellow public employees by reading and signing the petition HERE.

Human Services Department / Income Support Division (HSD/ISD) Employees are standing up and saying, Hold your horses, Cabinet Secretary Earnest. You cannot make it policy to punish employees who are being run into a wall while doing their best to run a severely damaged HSD/ISD system.  

AFSCME emphatically and unequivocally condemns the Nazi white nationalists who spewed vile bigotry and incited domestic terrorism on Saturday. Now is a moment for all Americans who believe in freedom and justice, in tolerance and inclusion, to stand up and speak out. To combat hatred and violence, AFSCME is making

Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

SANTA FE - The New Mexico Supreme Court is considering whether public defense attorneys are being stretched too thin to adequately represent poor people facing possible jail time.

The independent agency overseeing public defense attorneys across New Mexico wants the court to step in and help deal with what it says are overwhelming case numbers, possibly by dismissing some nonviolent offenses or by other emergency measures.